Tom Mitchell

Dr. Tom Mitchell is Head of Climate Change at Overseas Development Institute (ODI), having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. He is also a Senior Advisor in the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, in which he oversees the research and knowledge management components. Tom is a serving IPCC WG2 Co-ordinating Lead Author of the Special Report on Extreme Events and Disasters and a Lead Author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. His research is focused on climate-related disaster risk management, adaptation finance and the links between climate action and poverty reduction.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Has Sandy Abruptly Put Climate Change on the Election Agenda?
Last week, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stressed their commitment to developing oil and gas to improve energy security. Climate chang e was not mentioned. This position is senseless. The U.S.
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